Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday said that the U.S.-Mexico relationship cannot be defined by “murmurs,” the day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mexico would “absolutely” pay for his proposed southern border wall.
Speaking at the end of his trip to Hamburg for the G20 meeting, Pena Nieto told reporters that the relationship with the United States, Mexico’s top trading partner, should instead focus on more positive ends – a view that he believed Trump also shared.
“Given what happened after this meeting (with Trump), clearly our bilateral relationship cannot be defined by murmurs like those that took place yesterday,” Pena Nieto said.
“Our relationship needs to be based on searching for ways to generate mutual respect, build confidence and work with a positive attitude. I can say that I saw that willingness in President Trump.”